TOP 15 Entrepreneurship Books
Books that will give you confidence and motivation
Thinking, Fast and Slow — Kahneman Daniel
Description of high-quality human thinking and the two systems involved: slow, more rational and conscious, fast, intuitive, and emotional. Both approaches to a person's personal decisions and how he runs the company. The author advises on how these features are when making decisions.
Sam Walton: Made In America — Sam Walton
It is the history of the creation of the world's largest retailer — Wal-Mart. The book is full of helpful business advice and contains the rules of survival in a highly competitive world.
Customers for Life: How to Turn That One-Time Buyer Into a Lifetime Customer — Carl Sewell, Paul B. Brown
Practical advice on customer service from an American entrepreneur who has managed to turn his business into the second largest dealership in America precisely because of his approach to working with customers. The recommendations described in the book apply to both business owners and ordinary employees.
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People — Stephen R. Covey
This bestseller is on the topic of personal growth helps you formulate your own life goals and gradually achieve them. The work of the American writer has benefited many Western millionaires and top managers.
My Life And Work — Henry Ford
Henry Ford's autobiography chronicles the life and the most significant victories of one of the most prominent American entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
Hard Thing About Hard Things — Ben Horowitz
One of Silicon Valley's most seasoned entrepreneurs and investors, Ben Horowitz, shares his experience of creating, managing, selling, and buying tech startups. The book contains many practical tips for solving complex issues which sooner or later, every entrepreneur faces.
The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company — Steve Blank, Bob Dorf
If you want your business to be prosperous, then abandon creating a business plan and leave your office for real people — they are your potential buyers. Getting out of the office is the second tip out of 4 tips given by the authors of this book. The rest tips you will find in the book.
The Innovator's Dilemma — Clayton M. Christensen
A Harvard Business School professor talks about how companies are engaging with disruptive technology and how this technology is changing their business — including the ruin of some of the biggest leaders in the industry. The author also advises on what to do to make innovation work for the benefit of the business.
The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement — Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Jeff Cox
A business book written in the genre of a novel tells about ways to overcome bottlenecks and how an entrepreneur can find and overcome barriers that hinder the development of a company. The plot of the book is based on the life of a manufacturing enterprise, but the principles described in it can be applied to other types of business.
The Lean Startup. How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses — Eric Ries
The basis of the Lean Startup method developed by the author is to quickly test ideas with real consumers and constantly adjust the business model so that large-scale investments in the product can only start when the idea is proven by facts.
Losing My Virginity — Richard Branson
This book is a practical guide that clarifies the process of creating business models. You won't have to reread this book. The secret of its effectiveness lies in the unique author's method of presenting the information. Once you understand its principle - and you are forever different from those who have not read it. Not just an advantage over competitors - it is a lifestyle, simplification of business communication, communication with partners and opponents.
Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul — Howard Schultz
Howard Schultz is best known as the CEO of Starbucks, who turned a small chain of coffee beans into the global Starbucks brand. In his book, Schultz tells the company's success story and explains the values and principles that have helped Starbucks become a truly global brand.
Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days — Jessica Livingston
In this book, co-founder of Y Combinator, the largest business incubator for startups, Jessica Livingston, explains the history of Apple, PayPal, Yahoo!, Adobe and others. Livingston invites readers to see how the founders of world-famous corporations behaved in interviews. They answered questions about how to assemble a team and find investors as a startup.
Raising Venture Capital for the Serious Entrepreneur — Dermot Berkery
This guide is for people who plan on pursuing venture capital investments and those who want to raise venture capital. Thanks to the book, you will be able to understand the logic of a venture investor and either attract financial resources to the company or understand that you do not need them for development yet. The book is only in English - I have not seen the Russian version. The key phrase in the title is "serious entrepreneur"; that is, the literature will be helpful for those entrepreneurs who have already passed the stage of starting a company. If you are just creating a prototype, attracting investment from a business angel, this is still a waste of time. But when the company starts making money and shows good dynamics, be sure to read Comrade Berkery.
Business Model Generation — Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur
This guide clarifies the process of creating business models. You won't have to reread this book. The secret of its effectiveness lies in the unique author's method of presenting the information. Once you understand its principle - and you are forever different from those who have not read it. Not just an advantage over competitors - it is a lifestyle, simplification of business communication, communication with partners and opponents.